I have been making fabric face masks using the Tearosehome tutorial as I have found it to be the best fit and pretty easy to make for this quilter. (tip when printing out the template for us Aussies… print it out in landscape orientation and the pattern pieces print correctly.)
And I might just have plenty of fabric hanging around to use : )
I have been making them for family and close friends and hope that the pretty fabrics will make them smile under the mask and help with them wanting to wear it every time they go out of the house.
We are in the ‘recommended to wear’ stage of mask wearing in our state.
Lots of people have asked for help with various bits of making the fabric mask, so I created a video of me making one to show the steps. Click here to view the video or click on the image below.
I have included my extra step (that isn’t in the pattern) of adding in a third layer of fabric behind the outer to give some additional protection. (there is also a place to put a filter too in the mask pattern)
The pattern fits well around the nose, however it is also possible to add in wire/metal and this is explained in the pattern, but now shown in my video yet as I haven’t had a chance to test that.
And a tip that I saw Mathew of Mister Domestic show…. what to do if the only elastic you can find is larger than 1/4″? Get out your trusty rotary cutter and quilting ruler and cut it in half (or whatever is needed) to get it down to 1/4″. I show this in the video.
I hope the video helps you to make some of these fabric face masks. Here is the link to the tutorial from Tearosehome